Michael Chilton drives the #97 Late Model
Class car. He lives in Harrodsburg, KY. His home track is the
Ponderosa Speedway, but he can also be found racing at Bluegrass Speedway
and Scenic Raceway.
He began racing in 1997 in Go Karts at
Brodhead Speedway. In 1998, he began racing Mini Cups, and in 2001, Late
Models. He grew up around racing with Timmy Yeager and his Dad was
His first win was in 2002 in Late model
Class at Burnside. Career highlights include, many wins in Mini
Cups, Youngest Person to make Jackson 100 in 2002, 2 wins at Scenic
Raceway in 2004. In 2002 he had 1 win at Burnside (Lake Cumberland)
Speedway, and in 1999 MMRA National Dirt Champion in Mini Cups.
The thrill of racing for Him is the speed.
His most exciting racing moment was his 1st win at Lake Cumberland
Speedway. He is most proud of making the Jackson 100 when he was only 16
Michael's racing hero is Billy Moyer.
Of racing, Michael says, "If you have
never been to see a race, go out to see one".
His favorite racing website is